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by Paul on 02/21/12 at 11:59 AM ET
from Jonathan Willis of The Cult of Hockey,
Other Experience: Prior to jumping into television work, Pierre McGuire was employed in a variety of capacities by NHL teams. He started his career as a college hockey assistant coach in the mid-1980’s before getting a job as a scout with the Pittsburgh Penguins – where he picked up his two Stanley Cup rings. From Pittsburgh, he moved to Hartford, where he was an assistant coach and eventually had a brief stint as a head coach during the 1993-94 season. From Hartford he joined the Ottawa Senators, where he spent two seasons as a pro scout before a single season as the head coach of the ECHL’s Baton Rouge Kingfish….
What has this candidate done that makes him warrant consideration? Few people see as much hockey as Pierre McGuire. He’s steeped in the game, and would bring a strong level of personal knowledge of players to the table. As much as his personality can be a bit much on the television – something that I would argue has opened, rather than closed doors, on the whole – he knows the game well and breaks down plays in a way that many other analysts seem unable to do.
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